Chat with us, powered by LiveChat
Facebook Twitter News Careers Contact Press Room

Recovery Resources News

Get the latest! 

The Recovery Resources News page gives you updates and insights into the issues and ideas being talking about at Recovery Resources. 


 
Jan 30, 2020
by: Carrie Larsen
Black History Month: Daniel Hale Williams

Daniel Hale Williams

The Pennsylvania native was one of the first physicians in the U.S. to perform open-heart surgery in 1893. In 1891, he also founded the Provident Hospital and Training School for Nurses, the first racially integrated nursing and intern program in the U.S.

The heart surgery at Provident, which his patient survived for the next twenty years, is referred to as "the first successful heart surgery" by Encyclopedia Britannica. In 1913, Williams was elected as the only African-American charter member of the American College of Surgeons.

Williams received honorary degrees from Howard and Wilberforce Universities, was named a charter member of the American College of Surgeons, and was a member of the Chicago Surgical Society.

A Pennsylvania State Historical Marker was placed at U.S. Route 22 eastbound (Blair St., 300 block), Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, to commemorate his accomplishments and mark his boyhood home.

Williams died of a stroke in Idlewild, Michigan on August 4, 1931.

TAGS: Website
RSS Subscribe

Recent Posts

Oct 20, 2020 by Carrie Larsen
We are excited to share that Maureen Masterson, Supervising Manager of Employment Services at Recovery Resources, is being honored with NAMI Greater Cleveland's Mental Health Provider Award.
 
Aug 25, 2020 by Carrie Larsen
Recovery Month promotes the societal benefits of prevention, treatment, and recovery for mental and substance use disorders. To recognize Suicide Prevention Month, mental health advocates, prevention organizations, survivors, allies, and community members unite to promote suicide prevention awareness.
 

Archives